Skip to comments.Day 1 of Legal Pot Marred by Deaths at Alleged Washington 'Growing Center'
Posted on 12/07/2012 4:01:14 PM PST by drewh
The first day of legal marijuana use in Washington State was marred by an attempted robbery ending with two deaths at an alleged pot-growing facility just south of Seattle.
The possession of pot became legal in the state Thursday after voters passed a measure decriminalizing it in November. Day two kicked off with more celebrations under the Space Needle tower, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, but the Pierce County Sheriff's Department investigated an attempted robbery in Puyallup at an alleged growing center foiled by a homeowner who shot two alleged burglars in front of his 9-year-old son.
Officers say they arrived at the home of the man, 35, Thursday to find two masked men dead on the floor and marijuana plants in the attic, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV News reported.
While the law passed in November made it legal to carry and consume marijuana, Sgt. Sean Whitcomb of the Seattle Police Department said cultivating and selling the drug outside of medical dispensaries is still a crime.
"When you're engaged in that type of criminal activity, there is an element of risk," Whitcomb told ABC News Friday.
The legislation leaves Washington in a "murky place," Whitcomb said. Smokers who have purchased marijuana from a street dealer are in the clear.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Seattle sent out a statement Wednesday reminding residents that pot is still illegal under federal law and cannot be brought onto federal property.
An ABC News poll released shortly after the election, 48 percent of Americans expressed support for legalizing marijuana.
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growing pot in front of his 9 year old, how libertarian of them
So you can smoke it, buy it from a street dealer, but you can't grow it.
“the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department investigated an attempted robbery in Puyallup at an alleged growing center foiled by a homeowner who shot two alleged burglars in front of his 9-year-old son”
They arrived and found two masked men home invaders shot dead. How does THAT marr the day? The homeowner saved himself and his kid.
It says he shot two perps in front of his 9 year old. I missed the part that said he grew and smoked in front of his child. Which paragraph was that?
You can eat it (tomatoes), buy it from a street vendors, but you can't grow it.
Grow Centers are the new stash houses.
Oh yay! We can smoke marijuana legally!
My life will get so much better now!
Little by little, we are changing the
world for the better.
I missed the part where the shooting happened NOT at an illegal pot growing house where the man and his son lived.
If he was defending his illegal operation from other criminals he should get life in prison. Clean sweep when there is a criminal on criminal shooting and the shooter gets put away.
You said he grew pot in front of his son. Was there something in the article that led to your assertion? You’re changing the subject.
They could have been trying to steal grandma’s fine silver, or the copper condenser coil out of my A/C unit.
“i somehow doubt that killing somebody for trying to steal something that is illegal, is legal.”
Usually not legal to kill for stealing something legal either. His defense will be two masked men attempting an armed robbery. His right to defense is even finer inside his home, with his 9 year old home with him.
Just because you are doing something illegal in your house, doesn’t mean you no longer have a right to defend yourself from violence.
It’s his HOUSE and his son was there with him at the illegal pot growing operation.
That is why I surmise that his son was with him at the illegal pot growing operation.
Because he was.
Great news that the two homebreakers wound up dead. Only thing that would have made the story better is if the dopehead homeowner had ended up dead too.
So you’re making it up. Thanks.
The article said his 9-year old son was with him and that it happened at his illegal pot farm.
The article says that.
He took two violent criminals off the street, and saved everyone else the possiblity of being their next victim, and/or the cost of trial and incarceration.
What's the problem?
I'm willing to bet that you are some kind of "dopehead". Booze, caffeine, tobacco, OTC or prescription medication.